Interview with Robert James Saniscalchi

Published 2020-02-11.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Laptop or my phone works for me
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Online presence is key, blogging,promoting and sharing on Goodreads, Facebook and twitter to name a few.
Describe your desk
My desk has a lamp, a printer, notes, a coffee cup full of pens and my laptop.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New Jersey, one of six children. I think my imagination from my younger days has developed and makes me a better writer, especially fiction.
When did you first start writing?
My first story was around the beginning of the new millennium or 2001
What's the story behind your latest book?
My new story is about family and friends, and their well deserved mountain lake vacation that turns into a nightmare.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, my first book had a publisher, but that was a costly mistake. I enjoy creating stories, and the fine reviews and comments about my work, it keep me going.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm new here, but I like the site, and hope to find some happy readers for my books.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I believe it is when the thoughts come and the words flow, and great reviews too.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are very important to me, I want them to have comfort and fun reading my stories.
What are you working on next?
I'm in the process of fleshing out my new book out for publishing soon
Who are your favorite authors?
Frank Herbert, Steven King, Stuart Woods, Doyle
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love anything in the great outdoors and working with my hands.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Online searching, and from friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do, it was a short about my adventurous days of youth and my childhood friends.
What is your writing process?
I have to feel the story, maybe it's something I experienced myself, or something that relates to history or our society. Then it's thoughts, imagination is key for fiction, and the research to keep it accurate and interesting.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Cat in the Hat and I liked it, read it over and over.
How do you approach cover design?
I have found a cover guy and I would like to make my own covers someday.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Dune, Needful Things, The rise and fall of the third reich, 2001 space odyssey, Sherlock Holmes
What do you read for pleasure?
I like history, war stories and sci fi
Would you be of some help to other writers, offer advise?
Yes, it is good to help others, it's should not be always about selling books. I have had to advise some people, they need to realize that maybe they should find something else to do, writing is a gift from God.
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Books by This Author

Magnanotron, a Bond of Brothers Thriller
You set the price! Words: 45,490. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The electrifying continuation of the Bond of Brothers series, Magnanotron… and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Black Water, the China Connection
You set the price! Words: 34,590. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
“Black Water” is a captivating and accessible read, promising an engaging journey. The path to victory, however, remains an enjoyable and suspenseful exploration.
Full Circle, Lucia's Story
You set the price! Words: 30,720. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
New Release! An exciting and emotional family drama! Follow Lucia's story as she struggles her way from the depths of darkness and despair. A journey of faith and friendship, of love and hope.
Bond of Brothers: Danger Close (Revised Edition)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,090. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 1 review)
Bond of Brothers: Danger Close is a Military thriller about the men and women in uniform, from the boots on the ground to the fighter jet pilots in the air. A victory over ISIS and the control of norther Iraq is a stake. Find out what happens in this action packed thriller that takes the reader to the ever volatile Middle East and the nightmare about to unfold in Iran..
My Life For Her, a Rob Marrino Thriller
You set the price! Words: 54,010. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
"My Life for Her" by Robert J. Saniscalchi, A Well detailed story, that’s an action thriller with love on the side. Saniscalchi does a wonderful job with details and really brings this story to life. The author does a fantastic job with creating the background of the main characters that you really get the feeling of what their life was like as you are drawn into this heart warming story.
Freedom's Light
You set the price! Words: 50,010. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Poignant, yet brilliantly told 'Freedom's Light' unfolds itself delivering a wild ride of thrilling quest and dangerous assignment tasked to Rob against the evil of terrorism. Vividly detailed settings entwined with intricately developed evocative prose is explicit and author manages to evoke the emotional attachment for those who have suffered brutally at the hands of terrorism.
Butterfly Lake
You set the price! Words: 40,600. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Butterfly Lake, a story about the bonds of enduring friendship, faith and family. What starts off as a well-deserved family vacation on the pristine waters of a mountain lake community, leads the reader into the unthinkable and something the peaceful town of Pinecrest, Pa. will not soon forget. See what happens when Rob finds himself in the thick of things in this chilling, and thrilling tale.
Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers
You set the price! Words: 74,790. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Raw and Powerful! Bullets and Bandages, was inspired by the author's brother who was a US Army Field Medic. A work of fiction, the author keeps the story realistic, it's about the men and the boots on the ground fighting to survive. Reading this book will thrust you into the jungle and tall grasslands of Vietnam, where you will find yourself in a crossfire of emotions, bullets flying everywhere.